Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources
Robert Falkner
Contact information
+44 20 7955 6347


  • International environmental policy
  • International climate policy
  • Risk regulation of bio- and nanotechnologies
  • Trade and environment
  • Business in global environmental politics


2012 - Reader in International Relations, London School of Economics (LSE)
2002 - Senior Lecturer in International Relations, London School of Economics, LSE
2008 - Associate, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, LSE
2006 - 07Visiting Scholar, Harvard University

Broadcast experience



  • German (broadcast standard)
  • The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy (editor), Wiley-Blackwell, 2013 
  • The Crisis of Environmental Multilateralism: A Liberal Response, in The Green Book: New Directions for Liberals in Government, edited by Duncan Brack, Paul Burall, Neil Stockley and Mike Tuffrey, Biteback Publishing, 2013
  • Guest Editor International Affairs Special Issue: Rio+20 and the Global Environment: Reflections on Theory and Practice May 2012
  • Global Environmentalism and the Greening of International Society International Affairs, May 2012
  • Regulating Nanotechnologies: Risk, Uncertainty and the Global Governance Gap, with Nico Jaspers, Global Environmental Politics 12(1), 2012
  • Environmental Protection, International Trade and the WTO, with Nico Jaspers, The Ashgate Research Companion to International Trade Policy, ed. by Kenneth Heydon and Stephen Woolcock (Aldershot: Ashgate), 2012
  • Business Power, Business Conflict: A Neo-Pluralist Perspective on International Environmental Politics, Handbook of Global Environmental Politics, 2nd edition, ed. by Peter Dauvergne (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar), 2012
  • International Climate Policy After Copenhagen: Towards a 'Building Blocks' Approach, with Hannes Stephan and John Vogler, Global Policy 1(3), 2010
  • Business Power and Conflict in International Environmental Politics (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), 2009
  • Consumer Labelling of Nanomaterials in the EU and US:
    Convergence or Divergence?
     with Linda Breggin, Nico Jaspers, John Pendergrass and Read Porter, Briefing Paper, (London: Chatham House), 2009
  • Securing the Promise of Nanotechnologies: Towards Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation with Linda Breggin, Nico Jaspers, John Pendergrass and Read Porter, Report, (London: Chatham House), 2009
  • Regulating Nanomaterials: A Transatlantic Agenda with Linda Breggin, Nico Jaspers, John Pendergrass and Read Porter, Briefing Paper, (London: Chatham House), 2009
  • The Limits of Regulatory Convergence: Globalization and GMO Politics in the South, with Aarti Gupta, International Environmental Agreements 9(2), 2009
  • The Troubled Birth of the "Biotech Century": Global Corporate Power and Its Limits, Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance, ed. by Jennifer Clapp and Doris Fuchs (Cambridge, MA, MIT Press), 2009
  • The International Politics of Genetically Modified Food: Diplomacy, Trade and Law (ed) (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), 2007
  • The Political Economy of 'Normative Power' Europe: EU Environmental Leadership in International Biotechnology Regulation, Journal of European Public Policy 14(4), 2007
  • The Global Biotech Food Fight: Why the United States Got It So Wrong, Brown Journal of World Affairs 14(1), Fall/Winter, 2007
  • The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and Domestic Implementation: Comparing Mexico, China and South Africa with Aarti Gupta, Briefing Paper, (London: Chatham House) 2006